Even at this late date, outside PAC money is flowing in to back Mondaire Jones:
Equality PAC with another $12,500 (TOTAL: $42,500) for television advertisements
The Collective PAC with another $1,923 (TOTAL: $24,107) also for television advertisements.
This latest spending pushes Jones over $500,000 from outside PACs who directly fund vendors (and not reported by the candidate as campaign contributions).
Jones has a lot more money dropping directly into his war chest: the latest FEC filings show that he received $155,300 in itemized donations (including $20,300 in district) since the June 3rd FEC filings. [Again, for purposes of FEC filings itemized donations show donors who have cumulatively given at least $200 to a candidate during a campaign season. ] Jones's previous ratio of itemized to small donors was 5.5:1, so at the same pace he may have another $28,000 in small donations as yet unreported. Including the outside PAC money, the Jones campaign has benefitted from a total of $1.8million in funding this campaign.
Some interesting recent Jones donors include Susan Sarandon with $1000, AOC's Courage to Change PAC with $5000, Rep. David Cicillene's (D-RI) "Cicillene Committee" with $2000, Rep. Mark Pocan's (D- WI) Blue Majority PAC with $2000, Rep. Debra Haaland's (D-NM) Fierce PAC with $2,500, and the End Citizens United PAC with $3000.
During the same time period (since June 3), Evelyn Farkas took in $102,748 ($8,600 in district) in itemized. donations. Some interesting recent Farkas donors include former State Dept official and think tanker, Ann-Marie Slaughter ($1000), the committees of Rep. Victoria Escobar (D-TX) $1000, and Rep. Julie Brownley (D-CA) $2000 and the Leadership Opportunity Innovation Service (LOIS) PAC with $2000. I've been informed that my comment yesterday was incorrect and that Emily's List has not given up on Farkas. While there have not been recent allocations that I've noticed, apparently the Vote Women! PAC scheduled its mailings in advance.
David Carlucci took in $34,416 since June 3 in itemized donations; David Buchwald $4,800 and Allison Fine $3,000.
But I know what you've been waiting for: the Adam Schleifer update. As I reported previously, Schleifer loaned his campaign $450,000 on June 15. Forgive my confusion when I learned on twitter that he loaned an additional $450,000 on June 17. I didn't realize that was a new loan. This latest of latest loans raises the Schleifer family investment in Adam's campaign up to $4,903,662 (including loans, and candidates and family member contributions). Since June 3, Schleifer has also received $10,600 in itemized donations (including $2800 from a Regeneron employee). Along with the $489,000 in outside contributions that Schleifer has received, this latest tranche of loans raises the Schleifer's campaign account to about $5,392,000. But don't be too concerned for Adam's wallet: Regeneron stock is at an all-time high.
For some very interesting reading check out the Hamodia interviews with Schleifer, Buchwald and Carlucci. Hamodia is aimed at a "yeshivish" or "black hat" wearing Orthodox sector that you'll find in Monsey or Lakewood, and parts of Brooklyn (as opposed to UWS/Teaneck/Riverdale/New Roc modern orthodox) but that is more engaged in the world than yiddish-only Hasidic sects. One clue is that you'll have to look hard to find women pictured in Hamodia. The interviewer asks some very direct question about taxes, private school subsidies and yeshivah monitoring by NY: you'll see that none of these candidates seem to really impress the interviewer. These interviews add to my skepticism that the Ramapo "block" will effectively unite around any single candidate. You do see a lot of concern in the interview about "socialists" in the Democratic Party so don't expect Bernie-endorsed Mondaire Jones to get much support in Monsey.
WILL THIS EVER END? NO - AT LEAST NOT ON JUNE 23RD
As the PPP Poll showed us in Question 9, over 60% of primary voters plan to vote by absentee ballot. So, the election will not be decided until absentee ballots are counted. When will they be counted? According to NY Elec Law #9-209, absentee ballot are canvassed no more than eight days after a primary. It is understood that the Westchester County Board of Elections doesn't intend to complete the absentee count until 8 days after the primary. So don't expect the results until July 1 at the earliest.